Thursday, November 28, 2019

Give Thanks in Every Thing

Slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything in my life leaves me deeply thankful for very few things in my gratitude does not fasten to a life unless nailed through with one very specific nail at a time.
                                                                                       -Ann Voskamp, 1000 Gifts

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Life in God

The grace of God defines me
The presence of God finds me
The life of God draws me
The holiness of God wakes me
The love of God paints me
The power of God enables me
The light of God guides me

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Your Ultimate Purpose

A thought Transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is sent into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through and in love.

-Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

What is left?

The man who has died to self has no ambitions, so he has nothing to be jealous about. He has no reputation, so he has nothing to fight about. He has no possessions, so he has nothing to worry about. He has no rights, so he can't suffer any wrongs. He is already dead--so no one can kill him.

                                                                                          -Leonard Ravenhill

Monday, November 11, 2019

What do you know?


Someone who is filled with ideas, concepts, opinions and convictions cannot be a good host. There is no inner space to listen, no openness to discover the gift of the other. It is not difficult to see how those who "know it all" can kill a conversation and prevent an interchange of ideas. Poverty of the mind as a spiritual attitude is a growing willingness to recognize the incomprehensibility of the mystery of life.

                                                      -Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out